Scottish homebuilder consolidates regional businesses

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The Cruden Group is consolidating its regional housing construction activities into one central operation.

Cruden Building (East) and Cruden Building (West) will be merged to form Cruden Building (Scotland) Limited.

Some 180 employees from Cruden Building (East) will transfer to the combined company, which will have a total of nearly 500 employees. Combined, the companies have a turnover of £170 million.

The group has confirmed that after consolidation, operations will continue to operate from its two bases in Edinburgh and Glasgow. No layoffs occurred and its construction work pipeline would remain intact.

The change in business strategy comes amid what he said was preparation for the “changing construction landscape”, involving an increased focus on sustainability and modern building methods.

In March 2021 Hart Builders, which focused on works in the east of Scotland, was acquired by the Cruden Group, which is both a developer and construction company, and rebranded to form Cruden Building ( East).

Group Chief Executive Kevin Reid said: “Creating a core construction business within the group, with a common management and culture, will deliver a host of benefits including greater consistency of approach and facilitation of best practices and knowledge sharing as we strive to continually grow. innovative working methods.

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